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‘METROLOGY BREW’ News Bulletin – January 10th

Read a quick summary of metrology and smart manufacturing news from the past 7 days.

Sandvik Acquires US-Based Dimensional Control Systems

Sandvik has acquired US-based Dimensional Control Systems (DCS) – a leading global provider of dimensional quality management software and on-site engineering services. DCS’s offering will complement and enhance Sandvik’s existing portfolio within metrology. The company will be reported in the Industrial Metrology division, within business area Sandvik Manufacturing … read more

X-Ray CT Scanning Ensures Highest Production Quality

X-ray computed tomography is a well-known method in medical diagnostics; however, an increasing number of industries, including automotive, are discovering that X-ray CT scanning is a vital tool to ensure the highest quality in production of industrial components such as machine parts, cast metal and compounds as well as plastic … read more

Driving Supply Chain Compliance Forward With Blockchain

In the first tenth of a second of a front-end crash, your bumper deforms. In the next instant, your hood crumples. Airbags explode open. Your seat belt stretches to slow your body down. In less than a second, you and the car have stopped moving forward. You snap back hard into your seat … read more

Pushing The Boundaries of Optics – Making The Invisible Visible

Quantum mechanically entangled light particles break down the boundaries of conventional optics and allow a glimpse into previously invisible wavelength ranges, thus bringing about new possibilities for imaging techniques  … read more

Real-Time Equipment AI Adjustments Set To Improve Manufacturing Quality and Productivity

Mitsubishi Electric Corporation and the Japanese National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) has announced that they have developed an AI technology that predicts changes during automated manufacturing processes and then makes real-time adjustments in factory-automation (FA) equipment during operation  … read more

Collaboration To Deliver 5G Mobile Edge Computing To Smart Factory

Verizon and Google have announced a partnership tp bring the power of the cloud closer to mobile and connected devices at the edge of Verizon’s network. With Verizon 5G Edge with Google Distributed Cloud Edge, Verizon plans to bring Google’s compute and storage services to the edge … read more

CNC Machine Shop Brings iSMART Factory To Life

A precision engineering firm that prides itself on investing in state-of-the-art technology has transformed its workshop with iSMART Factory™ solutions from Yamazaki Mazak, providing a digitalized Industry 4.0 network connecting all of its machines. “We’ve always been a company that have looked to adopt cutting-edge practices to increase our machining capacity … read more

Joint Venture To Drive China’s Auto Industry Into Smart Manufacturing

Automation expert ABB and China’s leading automotive parts supplier, HASCO, have announce the creation of a joint venture to drive the next generation of smart manufacturing in China’s automotive industry. The joint venture will build on the existing successful relationship between the two companies, leading to the crucial development of … read more

Hybrid Vision System Combines Deep Learning, 3D Imaging, and Intelligent Robotic Planning

Kitov has introduced new options to its CorePlus line of stand-alone vision systems. Combining deep learning, 3D imaging, novel algorithms, and intelligent robotic planning technologies, the new hybrid vision systems can now scan larger part sizes in both offline and inline configurations, providing OEMs with additional flexibility for inspecting products … read more

China Launches Plan To Become Global Robotics Innovation Hub

China has announced new ambitious goals to enhance automation in manufacturing as it strives to become a global leader in bringing robots to the factory floor. Under the five-year plan published jointly by government agencies, including China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology … read more

7 Ways Augmented Reality Can Upgrade Manufacturing Processes

R & D on Machine/Deep Learning Business leaders can deploy AR in manufacturing to streamline routine operations and create a safer workplace. Several industries, including construction, pharmaceutical, tourism, and others have started utilizing augmented reality (AR) to enhance their business … read more

IoT TwinMaker Creates Digital Twins of Factories, Equipment, and Production Lines

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has announced AWS IoT TwinMaker, a new service that makes it faster and easier for developers to create digital twins of real-world systems like buildings, factories, industrial equipment, and production lines. Digital twins are virtual representations of physical systems that are regularly updated with real-world data … read more

New Precision Measurement Equipment Poised To Support Improved Production Timelines

In military aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul operations at Fleet Readiness Center East (FRCE), the workforce is accustomed to seeing oversized dimensions: the 79-foot span of an H-53 main rotor, for example, or the 84-foot spread of a fully expanded V-22 Osprey … read more

3DEXPERIENCE Platform Collaboration To Provide Cloud Virtual Twin

Dassault Systèmes and Renault Group announced they are reinforcing their 20-year collaboration with a new partnership contributing to Renault Group’s strategic plan “Renaulution” focused on value creation. In a first-of-a-kind deployment for an industrial company of this scale, Renault Group is adopting Dassault Systèmes’ 3DEXPERIENCE platform on the cloud globally … read more